Wednesday, November 30, 2011
King Flow : When did you start rapping ? At what age ?
Torae : I've been rapping since I was a kid. Honestly I couldn't tell you when I started.
KF : What are your biggest influences ?
T : I'm influenced by the culture. Dope music, fashion, language all of it. I'm a hip-hop baby so it's all part of me.
KF : Do you think that the actual music industry has a bad influence on the
new generation of hiphop fans ?
T : I think the lack of balance in the mainstream and the fact people put money over material is bad. As far as the fans I suppose the fans are in a good place, they're just not being given a large variety to choose from musically.
KF : I heard that labels wanted to stop the production of CD's very soon.
What do you think about that ?
T : I'm not surprised at some point everything phases out. 8 tracks, cassettes the vinyl market is very small I can see them doing away with physical CDs. The new generation is all about mp3's.
KF : How did you hook up with all the legendary producers that you've
worked with ? (DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, etc)
T : Just by being out on the scene and making music that caught their attention. I've been active since 2006 with it so it was just years in the making. I knew who I wanted to work with on the album and fortunately enough I had those relationships when it was time to do the LP.
KF : What do you think about the social networks like Facebook and Twitter
? Do you use them a lot ?
T : Yeah I think social networking sites are cool to interact with your supporters around the world. I'm not so much for tweeting about my every move but I like that I can kick it with some one from across the world that's into my music.
KF : How can your fans contact you ?
T : Definitely the twitter @Torae. I'm responding to pretty much all my mentions.
KF : If you could teach one thing to the new generation of MC's, what will it be ?
T : Be genuine to yourself and to the art. Don't just get in it or do it for money. You won't have a long career like that.
KF : Now it's time for you to shout out your people, do your thing !
T : Shouts to all the supporters. The people that actually buy the music, come out to the shows & spread the word. I appreciate yall.
Shouts to all the incredible artists I've been able to work with and shouts to all the dope folk I have yet to link with. In due time. If you wanna get involved with the movement hit me up on twitter @torae on facebook.com/itstorae and on itstorae.com/blog. Love is love.
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Smif n Wessun, Torae et Skyzoo en concert a la Belleviloise a Paris le 12 décembre :
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
01. Sadaday - Intro
02. Sadaday & Odyo - NY France Energy
03. Froz - The Danger Zone
04. Black Star - You Already Knew
05. Classical The Great - Lord Knows
06. Keno MC - Toujours A L'Heure
07. Sadaday Interlude #1
08. Sadaday - Hustle Muzik
09. Gangrene & Prodigy - Dump Truck
10. KRS One - We Must Become One
11. Kadillak Kaz - Fresh Home
12. NiccT & Big2DaBoy - Dez Nuts
13. Sadaday - It Ain't Hard To Tell
14. T.I, Lil Wayne & Drake - She Will (Remix)
15. Tank, Slim Thug, Kevin McCall & Ace Hood - Money On The Floor
16. Sadaday Interlude #2
17. Side Effectz - Same Shit Different Toilet
18. Calvin Crabtree - Calvin's Day
19. Tony Starr - To All The People In My Life
20. Stretch Money & Reks - All About Business
21. Sadaday - I Love NY
22. Pterodactyl & Merduh M.T.I - If I Died
23. LinQ - Mr Jersey (Freestyle)
24. OMG - Toon And Goon (Freestyle)
25. Sadaday - Outro
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